Tag Archive: #scamalert

E-Mail SCAM Alert: Reminder

Posted on April 3, 2024
Waysiders beware. E-mail scam attempts from unscrupulous individuals posing as Father Arthur are continuous. They generally ask for you to respond to a request of some kind, and then ask for personal information, passwords, or donations — often in the [read more...]

Don’t Get Baited into Phishing Scams

Posted on January 12, 2024
A new scam to a Vicariate I church appeared in which the sender, “a fellow church member,” claimed to be giving away valuable possessions of a deceased family member (a piano is a common ploy but it can be anything). [read more...]

Beware of Text SCAMMERS

Posted on December 18, 2023
Just a heads up that phishing SCAMMERS have graduated from email to mobile phone text messages. The approach is similar… someone pretending to be Father Arthur, asking that you respond [by text]. The latest text scam read… Hello [your name], [read more...]

Friendly Reminder: Beware of Email Scams

Posted on December 1, 2023
A friendly reminder Waysiders… Email scams increase this time of year. The most common are phishing attempts by unscrupulous individuals posing as Father Arthur asking you to reply by email. All seem to come from gmail. Father Arthur does NOT [read more...]

SCAM Alert (again)

Posted on March 29, 2022
Looks like the e-mail scammers are at it again.  If you received an email from a Gmail (i.e. @gmail.com) account with Father Arthur’s name, asking for help with something, just HIT DELETE.  This is yet another “phishing” expedition by an [read more...]

Beware: Another eMail SCAM attempt

Posted on January 1, 2022
Happy New Year OLW Parishioners. Just a friendly “Heads up”… Yet another email phishing SCAM attempt has been made — falsely — in the name of our Pastor. The email appears to be coming from: Pastor, Father Arthur Marat <onlinegivingchurch2@gmail.com> It [read more...]

Email SCAM Alert (Again)

Posted on October 14, 2021
Heads up Waysiders. The email scammers are at it again. If you received an email, supposedly from Father Arthur using “blessingsparish@gmail.com” (or any Gmail address), please just hit DELETE. The SCAM email reported by an OLW parishioner this morning read… [read more...]

Another Email SCAM: Beware

Posted on May 6, 2021
It was just brought to our attention that there has been yet another email SCAM attempt launched on some of our flock. As has been the case with previous attempts, the email appears to be sent from Fr. Marat, looking [read more...]

Another Email SCAM Alert

Posted on January 15, 2021
It has been a while since we had one of these but… a new year brings new SCAM attempts. If you received an email [supposedly] from “frartur.olwparish@gmail.com“, please DELETE it.  It’s not from our pastor.  It’s from an unscrupulous person [read more...]

Another Email Phishing Attempt: Hit DELETE

Posted on September 24, 2020
OLW Faithful, Please be aware there was another phishing (SCAM) email sent to some OLW parishioners by an unscrupulous individual or organization masquerading as Father Arthur. Ignore any email you may have received from: pastormail97@gmail.com. Please note our Pastor does [read more...]